Los Angeles artists Preston M. Smith, Marc Yellin, Brigit Ritchie, and Betsy Enzensberger will be showcasing their work in a 4 artist exhibition called “Deconstructing Color & Form” at the Beyond The Lines Gallery on March 25th at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., G-8, Santa Monica, CA 90404, from 5 – 9p.m, running through April 1st. The four artists’ boldly colorful works will be dazzlingly displayed along with wonderful live music, refreshments and a mob of voracious art lovers.
Preston M. Smith (PMS) is an artist who has amassed an impressive body of work, gallery exhibitions, as well as collectors worldwide. In 2009 he was commissioned to paint 12 portraits of President Barrack Obama, for the Inaugural Purple Ball, where his paintings were distributed to celebrities and collectors such as Ed Harris, Ashley Judd, Amy Madigan, Josh Lucas, Patricia Arquette, Il Divo, and so on. His work has also been showcased at the Key Club in Hollywood for an event benefitting the David Lynch Foundation. He has shown his work recently at La Luz De Jesus gallery and he has used his work to benefit the California creative community through multiple events with the Bring Hollywood Home Foundation. Preston paints “the light and dark that is within us all.” Sometimes this takes the form of thick textured, colorful abstract paintings and other times as moody and existential Pop Surrealist pieces. He is thrilled to be working with Brittany Davis and Beyond The Lines Gallery. Preston’s website Preston’s website: www.pmsartwork.com
Artist Marc Yellin describes his work as a journey into the unknown. Ultimately each of his abstract paintings tell a story, there is a beginning, middle and an end. It’s like a voyage with many possible destinations.
He began painting in 2013 in his small apartment with a few canvases, brushes and some paint. After a few weeks of trial and error, and a bit of mess all around, he realized he liked the process and what he was creating. More importantly he learned that he was creating something others might enjoy. He prides himself on being self-taught and gets his inspiration from his travels around the world, both through his work as a cameraman in international news and his personal travels worldwide. His paintings are a collection of images and ideas, colors and shapes for the viewer to decipher and make their own. He is excited to be a part of this amazing event. Marc’s website: www.abstractartmarc.com
Brigit Ritchie is a Los Angeles based artist who works in distinct style of paintings that are both abstract and hyper detailed using unexpected media. After attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied Visual and Critical Studies, she made her way to Los Angeles. She creates drawings of dreamy nebulae and obsessive intricate line sketches which appear digital but are created from common “street” art materials—spray paint, ink, pencil, acrylic paint— on surfaces such as mylar encased in wood and steel. In 2016, a large body of her work was exhibited in a solo show in the arts district of Los Angeles, followed by a group show at Brick Lane Gallery in Shoreditch, London. Her work can also be seen in latest winter edition of Darling Magazine. Brigit teaches creative workshops, retreats, and women circles in DTLA, and could not be more excited to showcase some of her latest work at Beyond the Lines Gallery.
Brigit’s website: www.brigitbellritchie.com
As a professionally trained painter, Betsy gravitates towards abstraction as a way to define a 2 dimensional space. “I have no desire to create reality. Instead, I’m interested in connecting the viewer with my subconscious,” she explains. Translating emotion through color, she employs a variety of mixed media such as acrylics, inks, glass, and resin. “The greatest joy is to allow people to emotionally react and connect with my work.”
Betsy’s website: www.betsyenzensberger.com
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